Prime Minister Allen Chastanet supports decentralising government in Saint Lucia.
“I strongly believe that by decentralizing Government and by providing further empowerment and resources to our Town & Village councils, that they will be better placed to address some of the issues which arise in their various communities,” he wrote on his official Facebook page.
“We are on a mission to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our Local Government Councils,” the Saint Lucia PM disclosed.
He noted that over the past few days, The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment has been hosting a retreat for local government Members of Parliament, mayors and chairpersons.
This retreat seeks to identify some of the challenges and issues as well as to present viable solutions and opportunities to address them, Chastanet observed.